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prod

verb uk   /prɒd/ us    /prɑːd/ (-dd-)
[I or T] to push something or someone with your finger or with a pointed object: I prodded her in the back to get her attention. She prodded the cake with her fork to see if it was cooked. He prodded at the fish with his fork a few times, but he didn't eat a mouthful.Pushing and shoving [T] to encourage someone to take action, especially when they are being slow or unwilling: He gets things done, but only after I've prodded him into doing them.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuadingEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring

prod

noun uk   /prɒd/ us    /prɑːd/
[C] an act of pushing something or someone with your finger or with a pointed object: He gave her a prod in the ribs.Pushing and shoving [S] encouragement to do something: She hasn't ordered that book for me yet - I must give her a prod.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
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